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Andy Warhol Pop art is a movement that occurred near the end of the 1950s It was a reaction to Abstract Expressionism Pop art emphasized contemporary social values the sprawl of urban life the vulgar the superficial and the flashy Advertising provided a number of starting points for the subjects A man named Andy Warhol is considered a founder and major figure in Pop Art Andy Warhola was born in 1928 There has for years been quite a bit of confusion to where and when Andy Warhol was born but according to Andys two older brothers and the birth certificate that was filed in Pittsburgh in 1945 he was born on August 6th in Pittsburgh wwwwarholdk Warhol was a graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949 After he moved to New York City and gained his success as a commercial artist Andy got his first break in August 1949 when Glamour Magazine wanted him to illustrate a feature entitled Success in a Job in New York But by accident the credit read Drawings by Andy Warhol and that is how he dropped the a in his last name A particular favorite advertisement form that Warhol likes to use was product labels You will see quite a few examples of this in some of his work Grolier 1996 Warhol did most of his well-know works in a four year span from 1960 to 1964 He started out by reproducing images such as comic strips on much larger canvases Some examples of these would be Nancy Dick Tracy Superman and Popeye He later became much more interested in reproducing labels of products and some people This became a standard procedure for Warhol during this period He later began to make movies and photography Coplans pg 47-48 At the beginning of his work he started out with the making comic strip reproductions They really shouldnt be considered reproductions
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